Some Nigerian youths under the aegis of Yoruba Muslim Youths Organization (YMYO) has criticized the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) position on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket.
The was contained in a statement by the YMYO coordinator, Muritala Abdulsalam on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
According to him, CAN should stop inciting citizens against the voting APC, adding that the body should allow Nigerians to vote for candidates based on merit and not religious sentiment.
Recall, the Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has picked the former Governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate for the 2023 general elections.
Since then, Headlinenews.news gathered that some Christian leaders have been criticizing the ruling party’s choice.
They include APC chieftains ex-House Speaker Yakubu Dogara, ex-Secretary to the Federal Government Babachir Lawal, Senator Ishaku Abbo among others.
Abdulsalam advised the body to allow Nigerians to vote for candidates based on merit and not religious sentiment.
He stressed that the constitution does not stipulate that an adherent of a particular religion must be the president and running mate.
“CAN should focus on good governance and accountability, rather than on the APC Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“CAN as a body of eminent Christian leaders, should not abdicate its primary responsibility by delving into politics.
“CAN is not a registered political party in Nigeria, why are the leaders getting more and more involved in politics”, he said.